"Coma" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Scott Richard Weiland and Eric Kretz....
Tar and feathers hide your feelings
If you even know the meaning
Your high road is overrated
You left your guru out there hangin'

Don't stay
Don't stay

Your appetite's insatiable
Devouring one thousand souls
It's more or less the same ol' story
The princess and the whore, the lady

Don't stay
Don't stay

[Chorus]
Nobody sees it (nobody sees it)
Nobody hears it (nobody hears it)
Nobody breathin' in a coma
So keep your secret (so keep your secret)
Your perfect secrets (your little secrets)
It's just a game, but no one's playin'

In a coma lying, waiting
Desire fills the lonely craving
So many trampled-under footwear
But more to fill the trophy cases

Don't stay
Don't stay

[Chorus: x2]


Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33

"Coma" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI believe this to be another one about Mary, especially the first part.

    "Tar and feathers" = euphemism for drugs and alcohol, and self-destructive behavior.
    "High road" - either drugged up lifestyle or just judgment and lectures in general.
    "You left your guru out there hangin'" = feeling alienated because she won't take his advise.

    "It's just a game but no one's playin'" - A relationship gone into a serious stage.

    "Don't stay" - Don't keep yourself trapped.
    $p$on October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about world war one, and the distaste the singer feels for such conflicts.

    "It's just a game but no one's playin'"
    boxpiloton July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. it sounds like war.

    comas, games, secrets and whores are all part of war.
    bkcycloneon April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it's about, but it's awesome, especially live. I saw them do this at PNC on May 31st!
    RJ Romanoon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan underrated gem off their most underrated album shangri la dee da
    redhostageon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan underrated gem off their most underrated album shangri la dee da
    redhostageon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunable to interpret the lyrics but i dont think this is about war
    runmedown11on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think $p$ nailed it... also the best song off of SLDD ... IMO
    blacksabbath1002on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell written song
    britishspank300on May 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare those discs in the intro?
    grungejewon May 31, 2010   Link

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